Analogue and Discretes News

ADI launches FET input analogue front end

Analog Devices has introduced a  FET input AFE (analog front-end) with an integrated ADC driver designed to interface directly with current mode sensors such as photo diodes and highoutput impedance-voltage sensors…

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XMOS shipping hi-res audio

XMOS is shipping its  xCORE-AUDIO processor family and sampling its Gigabit Ethernet enabled xCORE-200 multicore microcontroller family…

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Infineon packages diode with IGBT

Infineon is sampling an IGBT package which can hold an IGBT up to 120A and a full rated diode in the same footprint and pin-out as JEDEC standard TO-247-3. Volume production is planned for Q1 2015…

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Avago launches auto photovoltaic MOSFET driver

Avago says it has got the first automotive grade photovoltaic MOSFET driver – an optocoupler-based device designed to drive high voltage MOSfet and withstand extreme heat for automotive under-the-hood applications…

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X-REL crystal oscillator driver

X-REL Semiconductor, the French fabless specialist in high reliability and extreme temperature ICs, is selling a low-power, small footprint crystal oscillator driver for high-reliability, extreme temperature and extended lifetime systems…

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Sub-picoamp input op-amp offers high gain bandwidth

Linear Tech is aiming at high-impedance sensor transimpedance amplifiers with an op-amp that requires only 3fA of bias current (typical at 25°C) while offering 500MHz gain bandwidth product. Potential applications for the chip, called LTC6268, include interfacing ADCs to reverse leakage (linear) mode photodiodes. 20kΩ transimpedance gain…

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Smart meters a waste of money, say MPs

Smart meters will only save 2% on consumers’ bills – an average £26 per household per year – according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – a committee of MPs – which disagrees with the opinion of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that smart meters will lower bills and make switching…

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